Country Life rounds up the best things to see, do and book this weekend: attend a butterfly photography morning, visit an art exhibition in London or attend a point-to-point.
Until January 18 ‘Hogarth’s London’, The Cartoon Museum, 35, Little Russell Street, London WC1. Fifty of the artist’s most famous satirical prints, marking the 250th anniversary of his death (020–7580 8155; www.cartoonmuseum.org)
January 11 RSPB BirdBoat, Poole Quay, Poole, Dorset. A four-hour cruise around Brownsea Island, including two hours on land in the reserve. 10.30am, adults £18, booking essential (01929 462383; www.rspb.org.uk)
January 11 Dunston Harriers at Ampton, Suffolk, plus North Cornwall at Wadebridge and Yorkshire Area Point-to-Point Club at Sheriff Hutton. Check for weather conditions on Talking Point on 09068 44606 or at www.pointtopoint.co.uk
January 29 Butterfly photography morning with tuition, RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey. Take beautiful images of the tropical butterflies in the Glasshouse and pick up tips on techniques, equipment and image processing. 8am–12pm, £52 for RHS members, £65 for non-members (020–3176 5830; www. rhs.org.uk)
February 17 Snowdrop Study Day, Colesbourne Park, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Meet other enthusiasts and learn about snowdrops and their companion plants from experts and guest speakers, plus enjoy a private view of Colesbourne’s famous collection (above). From 10am, £35 per person (01242 870567; www.colesbournegardens.org.uk)
March 5 How to make chocolates—an evening with Paul A. Young, 143, Wardour Street, London W1. Create a bar and truffles to take away with you, under the watchful eye of the master chocolatier. 6pm–9pm, £150 per person, booking essential (020–74370011; www.paulayoung.co.uk)
March 14 Dino Snores, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7. Sleepover for children aged 7–11 and accompanying adults—find out what happens when the museum’s staff and visitors have gone home for the night. 6.45pm– 9.30am the next day, tickets £60, booking essential (020–79425283; www.nhm.ac.uk)